The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB; http://www.bacb.com/) has already announced the BACB’s newest credential – the Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT™).
The RBT is the fourth credential used by the BACB - BCBA-D, BCBA, and BCaBA the other three – in an effort at establishing training standards for behaviour technicians.
What is a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT)?
An RBT is a tutor as typically called in the UK who is responsible to implement behaviour plans directly with clients/parents designed by a consultant. Specifically, professionals with the BCBA credentials are generally responsible for service-delivery oversight (consultants) and professionals with the BCaBA credential typically act as assistants to consultants (supervisors), as opposed to individuals with the RBT credential who are responsible just for the implementation of any behavioural treatment plan. Therefore, professionals with the BCBA and BCaBA credentials become “designated RBT supervisors”.
Why is the credential important
to families, agencies and therapists?
Completion of a 40-hour training program (conducted by a BCBA, or BCaBA certificant) based on the RBT Task List stands as one of the most important eligibility requirements for an individual to apply for obtaining the RBT credential.
Hence, credentialed RBTs are certainly more skilful and more qualified and therefore, more confident to provide the most effective treatment to their clients, ensuring higher standards of service.
In that respect, RBTs are more reputable than therapists/tutors who do not hold this credential.
To view the Modules of the
Online RBT training Course please click here
What about our training course?
- The online course is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB.
- The online course has been designed by a BCBA based on the RBT Task List organised in the following areas: Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behaviour Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, and Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice;
- The course is divided in 31 modules, with videos, power-point, smart designed for easy learning, and to manage your own time
- A certificate of the 40 hours completion is provided at the end of the course
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